TBEA Transformer Group and Luxtron Sign Agreement for Distribution of Fluoroptic® Hot Spot Monitoring Products in China

TBEA Transformer Industrial Group, China’s largest manufacturer of transformers, and Luxtron Corporation, the world’s leading maker of fiber optic hot spot monitoring systems, have signed an agreement for exclusive distribution of Luxtron’s Fluoroptic® products, including the WTS-22 and ThermAsset® monitors, for the China electric power utility market.

(PRWEB) July 8, 2005 -- TBEA Transformer Industrial Group, China’s largest manufacturer of transformers, and Luxtron Corporation, the world’s leading maker of fiber optic hot spot monitoring systems, have signed an agreement for exclusive distribution of Luxtron’s Fluoroptic® products, including the WTS-22 and ThermAsset® monitors, for the China electric power utility market. In addition to distribution rights, TBEA plans to integrate Luxtron’s fiber optic hot spot monitoring systems into its own transformers.

“We were impressed deeply by Luxtron’s product after visiting Luxtron Corporation in Santa Clara, CA USA,” stated Mr. Ye Jun, General Manager of TBEA. “We are very pleased to establish the long-term cooperation relationship with Luxtron. We will integrate Luxtron’s fiber optic hot spot monitoring systems into our own transformers and provide the most reliable products to our Chinese customers. We will also give this project our attention to develop and introduce this worldwide advanced technology and products to Chinese electrical power field.”

Adds Edwin Oh, Luxtron’s CEO, “We are very pleased to establish this partnership with TBEA. TBEA has the technical prowess and resources to ensure proper deployment of our Fluoroptic® fiber optic technologies into China and provide the necessary support to our Chinese utility customers. We are also honored to have been chosen to participate in the development of the world class T&D infrastructure being built in China.”

Luxtron hot spot monitors enable direct, real time, accurate measurement of transformer winding temperature; providing valuable input to calibrate thermal models and enable dynamic load control. Unlike conventional winding temperature indicators that "infer" the hot spot by measuring top or bottom oil temperature, the drift-free, calibration-free nature inherent in the Fluoroptic® technology makes these systems ideally suited for use in transformers.

About TBEA Industrial Transformer Group:
TBEA Industrial Transformer Group is the largest transformer manufacturer in China and one of the largest in the world with annual output reaching 800,000MVA across four industrial sites. With a world-class R&D center located in Shenyang, Liaoning Province, TBEA designs and manufactures AC transformers, DC transformers, reactors and special transformers rated up to 1000kV, widely used in many of China’s major engineering projects including the Three Gorges project, Qinghai-Tibet Railway, Er’tan Hydraulic Power Station, National Model Project of Northwest China 750kV power transmission, Longtan Hydraulic Power Project, and Guizhou-Guangdong DC Power Transmission Project. In addition, TBEA exports to over 50 countries including involvement in the American West Power Grid Update Project and Asian-European Cross-continental Power Grid Update Project.

About Luxtron Corporation:
Luxtron Corporation pioneered the field of fiber optic winding temperature measurement more than 20 years ago and today is the premier provider of direct, real time monitoring and control systems for the power utility industry. Based on Luxtron’s patented Fluoroptic® technology, these direct winding temperature measurement systems have evolved considerably from laboratory instruments to robust, industrial control systems ideal for monitoring transformers in geographically isolated locations. Luxtron’s ISO 9001:2000 certified manufacturing facilities are located in Santa Clara, California. Luxtron continues to be at the forefront in developing robust, fiber optic systems to extend the life of power transformers. More information on Luxtron Corporation may be obtained by visiting www.luxtron.com.

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